Question For Everyone RE: Lyrics


Author:Nosferatwo
Date:2020-01-15 19:34:44
Views:261
Between mealy-mouthed singers like John Arch, and growlers who put no effort into their diction, we are often exposed to albums that have utterly indecipherable lyrics. I consider the words to be an important part of a song, since that's where the entire message is contained, but I see I may not be on the majority on this issue.

So I'll pose the question to everyone: How/Why are lyrics meaningless to you?

A couple times over the years, people here have criticized me for not focusing on drumming. A drum track can often (usually) be replaced with something else, and the song itself doesn't change. Replacing the lyrics to a song turns it into something completely different by changing the very meaning of it. So how is drumming more important than the lyrics?

Is a good song a good song regardless of the message? Are the NS bands writing great songs if they are advocating the dehumanization of people based on their skin color or religion? If they scream enough you can't understand the words without reading the booklet, does that make their depravity acceptable?

I don't think so. Lyrics are an integral part of a song, and it frustrates me when bands treat them as an afterthought. Every part of a song should matter, and when one part is performed in a way that can't be heard, they are telling us they don't care about it. If they don't care about the words, and they don't matter, why are they writing them? Why not use their voice as 'an instrument' and save themselves the trouble?

It shouldn't matter. At least that's what I keep hearing.
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